Hip Mobility


Pre-Orders for this record will include an instant download of the single "Two-Pole Sunshade for Rusty Schweikart."  The full album in both digital and vinyl formats will ship on or before July 14th, 2017.

Purchase Gatefold 180g Vinyl LP, w/ digital download card - $24.98

Purchase Hi-Res Digital LP (undithered 96k, 24bit .WAV) $10.00

Purchase Standard-Res Digital LP (44.1khz, 16bit .WAV) $10.00

About the Album

Mikael Jorgensen (of Wilco) joins art historian James Merle Thomas as QUINDAR. Hip Mobility, the duo’s first full-length LP, is built upon deep research into the audio archives of NASA’s golden era, the 1960s and 70s. These Space Age recordings—and specifically the tiny, iconic communication beeps known as Quindar Tones—form the basis for Hip Mobility’s electronic compositions. Quindar manipulates these archival recordings beyond recognition, samples and plays them as unique instruments, blends them with Jorgensen’s vintage analog synths, and sometimes simply plays them back verbatim. The result is and LP that is part historical document, part sonic pastiche, and always expansive and danceable beat-based music.

Hip Mobility is available in all digital formats (including 96khz hi-res) and as a deluxe 12” 180gram single disc gatefold package that includes a laser cutout front jacket with visible gloss color inner sleeve. The lush artwork by Lawrence Azerred of LAD Design (Wilco, REM, Beach Boys, Miles Davis) is accompanied by a fascinating essay by James Merle Thomas that highlights the artistic and theoretical underpinnings of Hip Mobility specifically, and Quindar more generally.



Release Date — July 14th, 2017

Catalog # — BSR016


Track List

  1. Twin-Pole Sunshade for Rusty Schweikart

  2. Wembley

  3. Body Techniques

  4. Choco Hilton

  5. Italian Conversation

  6. Arabella & Anita

  7. Oranganus

  8. Honeysuckle This Is Houston



  • Produced and Recorded by Mikael Jorgensen and James Merle Thomas

  • Mixed and Mastered by Allen Farmelo

  • Artwork and Design by Lawrence Azerrad for LAD Design

  • Liner Notes by Dr. James Merle Thomas